portfolio   The Moriyama House by the Office of Ryue Nishizawa, located in Tokyo, Japan. The main idea was to rethink traditional Japanese architecture and create a project that can be inhabited by the owners and at the same time easily rented. This idea became possible with the space structure that consists of a group of rooms different in size, scattered around the site. Garden or courtyard here works as a bonding element within the rooms. Basically each room and garden in this compound is a space in which a person may enjoy his daily life. The project was designed in the special way for the rooms to stand apart from each other and maintain privacy. None of the windows face each other, they either face the wall or the sky. In this house owner can decide which cluster of rooms will be used as residence or as rental rooms. Stanford Kwinter talks in his ‘Cooking, Yo-ing, Thinking’ how nature and technology can exist together. He disagrees with a saying that computer is just a tool. He compares them to the stone tool that once started the evolution of human kind. This “tool” changed the way we think, the way we perceive things and even the way we live. Computers allow us to see things in a different way, it helps us to understand the world better. They create digital environment that helps us to communicate and interact with each other and nature. He said in his topic that computer should be used to bring humankind closer to nature and create a bond between cultural, natural and digital environments. The subject for my personal research that I would probably like to develop in the future will be about how modern architecture could be incorporated with nature. This is something that Stanford Kwinter talked about in his ‘Cooking, Yo-ing, Thinking’. Since technology is a big part of modern architecture I would like to see how these two elements will exist together with nature. And how this architecture will possibly help people to get closer to nature and not push us further apart from it.